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The Unknown Artist Who Was a Janitor

A work by Henry Darger dionyssos1/Flickr

Henry Darger worked for most of his life as a janitor and dishwasher at three different Chicago hospitals. He was frequently spotted picking through garbage, which he would take into his apartment. He was also known for attending a Catholic Mass four to five times a day and largely kept to himself.

Near the end of his life, Darger was moved into a nursing home, and the landlord of his one-bedroom…

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